Barack Obama’s daughters are a little baffled at how ice could stop a city. The Chicago-bred children of the President of the United States missed school this Wednesday because of a little ice.
When schools closed in Washington D.C. because of ice the two little girls asked what was up with that. In Chicago it takes a major storm to shit down the school system. The last time that happened was in 1999 when the city got a dumping of snow of two feet. Where the girls went to school in Chicago, The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools has only shut down once in the past 30 years.
So Washington D.C. what’s up?
As their father told reporters and business leaders Wednesday D.C. needs to toughen up a bit.
The LA Times quotes President Obama.
“As my children pointed out, in Chicago, school is never canceled. In fact, my 7-year-old [Sasha] pointed out that you’d go outside for recess in weather like this. . . . You wouldn’t even stay indoors. So it’s — I don’t know. We’re going to have to try to apply some flinty Chicago toughness to this town.”